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Thunder 9500 V Series
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
28 Feb 2003
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
NetWare 6 Novell Cluster Services 1.6

Product Description
Incorporating innovative features and functions of the technology and market leading Hitachi Freedom Storage(tm) Lightning 9900(tm) V Series, the Thunder 9500(tm) V Series systems redefine the notion of modular storage. This new generation of the "Thunder family" inherits the virtual ports concept and shares a common set of APIs and software tools, as well as a common management framework, with the "Lightning family." So you can choose the best solution for your business needs, modular, or carrier class storage systems and be confident that your investment is protected for the long term. The Thunder 9500 V Series highly versatile storage systems deliver the performance for demanding applications and the intelligence for simplified management. Starting with the deskside units, these systems smoothly scale or upgrade in an affordable and easy-to-grow footprint, so you can meet your evolving storage requirements without difficulty. The Thunder 9500 V Series storage systems support diverse data dependent markets, such as life sciences, retail, healthcare, and broadcast. In many instances, success is as easy as plug-and-play for data warehousing, data mining, 24/7 online business transactions, and rich media applications.

Primary Driver File(s)
QL2300.HAM(151662 bytes 13-Nov-2001 04:48 pm v6.50m)
SCSIHD.CDM(21768 bytes 14-Dec-2001 12:34 pm v3.00e)

Driver Support File(s)
QL2300.DDI(17741 bytes 14-Dec-2001 04:50 pm v2.02)
SCSIHD.DDI(7548 bytes 23-Jul-1998 09:23 am v2.00)

Test Configuration
Product NameThunder 9500 V Series
Hard Disk Drive Seagate® ST318406LC; Ultra160 SCSI
Host Bus Adapter Adaptec Integrated AIC-7899; Firmware S25307; Ultra160 SCSI
QLogic QLA2310FL; PCI; BIOS 1.30; FibreChannel
Storage Area Network (SAN) Device Hitachi Data Systems DF600F; Firmware 0651/F; FibreChannel
System Dell™ PowerEdge 2550/ 2-1000MHz ; BIOS A05; PCI-ISA; Memory 256 MB

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
750 Central Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95050-2627
Voice: 408-970-1000
Fax: 408-727-8036
Website: www.hds.com
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